West Michigan Home and Garden Show
Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2019

Garden Photography Contest


2018 Contest Details:

Eligibility – Registration is open to ages 15 and under for the Youth Class and 16+ for all other Classes. Entry is free. One entry per class. Employees of ShowSpan, Inc., associated parties and their families are not eligible.

RequirementsAll photographs must include plant material. All works must be original to the entrant. Photographs may be color, black and white or sepia. Submissions must include a minimum 1-1/2” white mat. Finished photo size (not including mat) must be no smaller than 5”x7” and no larger than 11”x14”. Entrants retain all rights to their photographs/images, but must allow one-time publishing rights to Michigan Gardening Magazine if selected as a winner, as well as rights to ShowSpan, Inc. where use is limited to social media promotion of the contest. All entries must be received by February 23, 2018.

MotoPhoto is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Photo Contest and is offering a $5 all inclusive package – 8”x10” matted to 11”x14”. You may bring the file on a drive to their location at Knapp & East Beltline in Grand Rapids (2121 Celebration Dr. NE), or call (616) 447-6686 to arrange for internet delivery. Digital file must be 8”x10” at 300dpi.

Early Entry – All photographs uploaded through the online submission form by October 13, 2017 will receive FREE PRINTING AND MATTING through our partner, MotoPhoto. After October 6 there will be no online submission available.

Entry – Submissions must include the printed/matted photograph and the form above, and may be dropped off to MotoPhoto or ShowSpan, Inc., both located at 2121 Celebration Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Submissions may also be mailed to ShowSpan, Inc. (c/o West Michigan Home & Garden Show Photo Contest).

Display, Judging and Prizes – Photographs will be judged prior to the Show by a panel chosen by the West Michigan Home & Garden Show. All submissions will be on display at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show. One winner in each class will be awarded a $25 Gift Certificate and Wrapped Canvas Print from MotoPhoto. Winning Photos will also be published in the May/June issue of Michigan Gardening Magazine. All entrants will receive two adult admission tickets to the West Michigan Home & Garden Show, March 1-4, 2018, available to be picked up at Will Call at the Show Entrance.


Congratulations to the 2017 Winners: